When you cook with fresh prawns, the head of the prawn is usually seen as waste. But you can do so much with them, from making stock to turning them into a prawn oil. Next time, when you get grilled prawns with their heads on, snap the head off and suck it – it’s a real delicacy!
Once you can fry an egg, you will never go hungry. You can use butter, olive oil, bacon fat or any light oil like sunflower or corn oil to fry an egg. Any vegetable oil will give you the cleanest finished fried egg.
You can’t do without a whisk in the kitchen. You can use a fork to mix a dressing but not a sauce and it’s critical for getting air into egg whites to make meringues by hand. What should you buy and why?
A tip from the late, great English food writer Jane Grigson to help you make the most of a vanilla pod.
How to keep your food safe in a store cupboard, how to make sure you use everything in date and how to group items so you can find them easily and in time before they go out of date.